Book review: Revolusi

A friend recently recommended I read Revolusi, a book written by Belgian historian and writer David van Reybrouck. The title Revolusi is Indonesian for “revolution” which shouldn’t come as a surprise. In this book, van Reybrouck tells the story of how Indonesia gained independence from The Netherlands. There’s more literature on this topic but Revolusi …

What to do during quarantine (1): Shadiversity

With lots of people stuck in quarantine, I want to share some tips on what do to during quarantine to prevent boredom. One of the things you can do, is learn about new things. Or if you’re interested in history like I am, to learn about old things. There are lots of history books out …

This 11,000-year-old statue unearthed in Siberia may reveal ancient views of taboos and demons | Science | AAAS

Gigantic wooden statue is among world’s oldest monumental art— Read on www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/04/11000-year-old-statue-unearthed-siberia-may-reveal-ancient-views-taboos-and-demons

Why creationists are out of time with history and science

An interesting piece in The Guardian by Dr. David Hone, about why creationists are out of time with history and science. It explores one example of the dishonesty that creationists are forced to employ in order to make creation “fit” with their view of reality: a world created by God. Creationists fail to appreciate the …

Did historical Jesus really exist? The evidence just doesn’t add up.

As the linked article from the Washington Post illustrates, there are good reasons to doubt that there was ever a historical Jesus. And yet, when I go through the gospels I can’t shake the feeling that there must be something more to it then a simple story. There’s just too much justification going on, too …